Spotlight on teens and technology

February 26, 2014 by  


As we get ready to observe Teen Tech Week (March 9-14), it seems like a good time to showcase all the outstanding technology that BCPL offers – to folks of all ages. The theme of Teen Tech Week 2014 is “DIY @ your library,” which is appropriate, given that modern technology helps us do all kinds of amazing things someone like me, inching near the half-century mark, never dreamed possible. Boyd County Public Library is doing a couple of cool … Continue reading

BCPL: There’s an app for that!

February 7, 2014 by  

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Want to renew a book or place on one hold? There’s an app for that. Need to know how late Boyd County Public Library is open on Fridays? There’s an app for that. Want to download your favorite author’s latest novel (for free)? There’s an app for that, too! BCPL just launched a mobile app that puts all the great features and services of the library at your fingertips, on the go. You can instantly tap into library resources from … Continue reading

Kids got cabin fever? Try Tumblebook

February 7, 2014 by  

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by Denise Dillow, BCPL youth services supervisor This has been a tough winter so far – the past few weeks have been full of snow, ice, and water shortages. And it’s not over yet. If you have little ones, then chances are they’ve been home way more than they’ve been at school since the Christmas break, and cabin fever has likely set in, big time. Coming up with creative ways to spend your kids’ time can be a challenge. It’s … Continue reading

Don’t fear! Tax help is here

January 24, 2014 by  


By Barb Biggs, BCPL branch services supervisor The New Year. Out with the old, in with the new. Resolutions. Fresh starts. These are phrases we are all familiar with when we turn the calendar to January. They are things that we hope will get us all off to an amazing 2014.  With all of things we look forward to, though, there is also that one other thing looming over us this time of year. Taxes. Sorry to throw that dirty … Continue reading

Stay in touch with us

January 24, 2014 by  

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Staying in touch with your library has never been easier. We offer lots of ways – including new text notification – to receive information about items you have on hold, reminders when those items are due, and updates on all our great programs and services. We’ve been on the Internet for about a dozen years now, and keep this iBranch updated with all the library events, new services and databases, as well as reviews of books, movies and music. We also … Continue reading

Cram for the ACT Exam

January 24, 2014 by  

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By Jamie Bayne, BCPL information services supervisor At Boyd County Public Library we always strive to serve the needs of our community. Whether that need is a Blu-Ray to take home and watch, a good book to curl up with, a basketball to play with in the Park, or an eBook on your Kindle – whatever we can help with, we do. This year we decided to tackle one of the needs of our teen community – preparing for the … Continue reading

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